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Demming: If we don’t address shortcomings, Venezuelan crisis will lead to  harrowing disaster

Our history records Trinidad and Tobago’s fisherfolk dodging bullets from or being arrested by Venezuela’s Guardia Nacional for supposedly being in Venezuelan waters. Today we continue to metaphorically dodge different kinds of bullets from our Venezuelan neighbours. For years, the back-and-forth confrontational posturing was a trickle—the fisherfolk dispute, or the …

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Cudjoe: Don’t play games with me! Minister rebuts Wallace as gov’t shapes up Home of Football in one week

It took just one week and a small army of private sector companies, according to Robert Hadad, to get the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Home of Football ready for use. Or rather, as the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) re-christened the facility, the ‘Home of Football-Wellness Centre’. The controversial …

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‘Apparently T&T feels safe enough…’ Young ends state-funded neighbourhood watch, mum on procurement

National Security Minister Stuart Young’s initiative to put four security firms into residential areas across the country lasted barely 48 hours. At a virtual press conference this morning, Young told the national community that the programme was cancelled due to public feedback. The four firms were: Allied Security Limited, Amalgamated …

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A state-sponsored ‘neighbourhood watch’; Griffith explains gov’t decision to use security guards

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith described the Ministry of National Security’s latest initiative, which will put security guards from four firms into residential neighbourhoods, as a state-sponsored ‘community watch’. This afternoon, a National Security release declared that the government has hired four private security firms to ‘provide mobile security patrol …

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Gov’t lists essential services for next two weeks, vehicles to operate at 50% capacity

National Security Minister Stuart Young named the essential services that will be asked to remain operational between 30 March and 15 April, as the rest of Trinidad and Tobago generally stays indoors to avoid the spread of new coronavirus Covid-19. The essential services mentioned are: Judiciary, Parliament, Cabinet, THA and its relevant sub-committees; …

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